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Unread 03-21-2011, 08:30 PM   #1
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Wig too big

I recently bought a chibi wig from Arda but the wig is too big for my head even when I use the wig hooks in the back. The pigtails droop forward and when I press down on the wig when I'm wearing it, it like... deflates awkwardly. ):

Any ideas on how to solve this problem?
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Unread 03-22-2011, 12:25 AM   #2
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Do you have pictures of you in the wig? I think that would be helpful.
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Unread 03-22-2011, 12:25 PM   #3
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gixRoe7BWwA

How about this?
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Unread 03-22-2011, 12:53 PM   #4
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I have a chibi wig coming in the mail soon, I'm not sure how the skin top will effect modifications on this wig until I see the inside.

But as the youtube video shows you can change the shape at the side. I recommend shrink the elastic between the wefts one the side rather then alter the edge of the wig to much since the hair has been tamed to be pulled upwards. Also untie the ponytail when doing this to make them closer once you modifications for size you will have to wear the wig and retie the ponytails to match on your head.


You got the one in pink for Madoka Kaname?
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Unread 03-23-2011, 12:37 AM   #5
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Yeah its the wig for Madoka in rose pink.

I don't really want to do the Youtube video thing because it has a back part and I don't know how it'll affect it. Thanks for the suggestion though!

I really didn't want to have to redo the pigtails, but I guess I'm going to have to. Some of the wig net is showing through unfortunately. Do you have a more detailed explanation for how to change it? I've got like zero hair/wig styling experience so I'm kind of hesitant to touch it.

I'll try to get pictures next week when I'm on break. Busy with midterms currently. ;-;
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Unread 03-23-2011, 10:43 AM   #6
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Is the wig too long in the back or is it just to big all the way around? You can modified skin top is just you have to more precise on how you do it and you want to trim up from the bottom?

Also have you measured your head size?
http://canadawigoutlet.com/chartheadsizes.html


Another thing you can do is pad your wig. Cheap broadcloth and batten made into a cap shaped pad to sit inside your wig and on top of your head. I also recommend sewing in some Toupee Clips along the front hairline to keep the wig in place as you wear it.
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Unread 04-01-2011, 09:56 AM   #7
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I just got my Chibi in the mail last night. It's to small for me since it doesn't expand like the rest of the wig line. I does have a lot of head and hair room in the cap I've noticed.

It's 23" fixed circumference so I will need to expand it by 1" at the sides but it's a way better fit then the "Innocent" one is.




Altering it is doable but it would be a very time time consuming a nerving process if you not use to doing so with wigs. I'm use to is since most wig are to small to fit me I have to adjust most of them over the years to be larger. There are few steps to take first if your interested.


If you really love the colour of the wig I'd say go for it if you finding the cap to big and the circumference manageable. Padding the cap area will fill out the wig without needing to cut into it.
But maybe putting up in the marketplace and getting the Innocent in perky maybe a better options for you if do have a smaller head circumference then 21".
http://www.amphigory.com/wigs_innocent.html

There also maybe some one on Taobao that will work better.
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Unread 04-01-2011, 04:37 PM   #8
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Apparently most of my issue was that I needed someone else to help me put on the wig.

I think I'm just going to pad the wig. Or hope that no one pats me on the head. >_>

Thanks for all the help ^^;
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